OECD unemployment rate rises to 8.6% in October
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15/12/2010 - In October 2010, the OECD area unemployment rate was 8.6%, up 0.1 percentage point from September. The OECD-wide rate has been stable at 8.5%-8.6% since June 2010, but new November 2010 data confirms diverging trends at the national level. The unemployment rate for the United States was up 0.2 percentage point at 9.8%, while the rate for Canada was down by 0.3 percentage point to 7.6%.
Selected Unemployment Rates, s.a.
September 2010 - October 2010 (1)
(1) United Kingdom: July 2010 - August 2010
Link to underlying data - Source: Labour Force Statistics (Main Economic Iindicators)
The next publication of the OECD's harmonised unemployment rates will be on 11 January 2011.
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